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Photographers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate and submit those great shots of the City’s beautiful parks, events, local businesses, people having fun in the city, etc.!

 The photo contest is open to residents and non-residents from May 13 to July 12, 2019.

 Photos submitted may be used by the City for marketing and/or promotional purposes.

 The City of Smithville reserves the right to omit entries that are submitted after the contest close date, are in poor taste, or are submitted in an incorrect size or format.

 Pictures may be of any of these 5 categories:

1 – Parks & Recreation – park scenery, people enjoying parks, participating in sports, etc.

2 – Arts & Events – performing arts, ceremonies, cultural events

3 – History – historical locations, buildings and landmarks

4 – Landscapes and Wildlife – the natural beauty of the City and the creatures that live here

5 – Drone Photos – aerial views of cityscapes

 *Note: when including people in photos, contestant must have a signed release from all individuals with recognizable faces in the photo.

Prizes and Recognition:

Winners will be revealed at a City Board of Alderman Meeting, recognized via Facebook and the City’s website.

First place will receive a $100 gift card

Second place will receive a $50 gift card

Third place will receive a $25 gift card

2019 – Entry Requirements:

Formats accepted in .JPG or .PNG

Only digital formats will be accepted. We do not accept hard copies of photos

Maximum file size 4 megabytes

Image size minimum 5”x7”


Be sure to set your camera or smartphone settings at the highest possible resolution for best results.

Be sure your email program is not set to reduce your attachments to a low-resolution format

Please submit the image only – do not embed captions, words, watermarks or photographer’s name on the image. The City will add the photographer’s photo credit to any image it uses using a standard format

File Naming:

File names must be named as follows: first and last name of contestant, short title of photograph and ending with “2019 photo contest”.

Example:  if Mike Smith entered a shot of Downtown Smithville, he would rename his photo entry: Mike_Smith_Downtown_2019_photo_contest.jpg

Submit Your Photos:

Limit is six entries per contestant in any combination of categories

Submit the photos online at:



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